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I love markets, so I had to take some time to explore Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon. This 70-year-old market is divided in several large warehouses with over 2000 shops divided by narrow corridors on most parts. Although this is Yangon’s largest market it is far from exotic and one can find about anything there, from clothes, to gold, gems, house apparel, wooden souvenirs and some nice food.
I went there early in the morning since I didn’t want to photograph on a crowded market but instead wanted to show the small stores with their sellers. It wasn’t long before the market was submerged with people and I had to escape through the market maze more than once from the annoying money traders and comissioned sellers.
On some shops people were constantly working, as were the case of seamstresses.
What I found strange was that people started to eat something like lunch quite early in the morning, probably they take advantage of a lower costumer flow at that time to have their meals.
As for me, after seeing so much food I also couldn’t resist having a couple of samosas from this guy’s little food shop. I must confess those were some of the best samosas I’ve ever eaten, and probably the cheapest ones also =)
And nothing like having a good laugh and enjoy a meal with your friends discussing european football.